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May 14, 2006

Arena signage in a residential district: only during games?

Atlantic Yards Report looks into the Daily News story about the minimizing of the neon:

How firm is Ratner's pledge? Would they not turn signs on for the circus? The Ice Capades? A concert? Note that this was a lobbying visit to the editorial board.
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Panelist Michael Kwartler, an architect and planner, said the lighting might bring glare, perhaps so bright it would obscure the Williamsburgh Savings Bank. "You can either think of it as a positive or as light pollution," he added, noting that it might be helpful to pedestrians but a traffic hazard for vehicles.

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Posted by amy at May 14, 2006 10:49 AM